"Stinson Hunter" (Kieren Parsons, born 10 October 1981) is a British filmmaker, online vigilante, and citizen-journalist best known for his leading role in the documentary, The Paedophile Hunter which aired October 1, 2014 on UK network,Channel 4.
A "tortured past" (and present)
Stinson Hunter has a long criminal record of violence and paranoid episodes. He served 10 years in prison for arson against a school in 1999, and has a conviction for assault - for which he served a 4-week prison term. When interviewed about his offenses, he was seemingly apologetic, saying "I was young and stupid". More recently, he was given a lifeline by local newspaper, Coventry Telegraph (Coventry Live), "opening up about his mental health" after a video emerged of him urinating on his girlfriend's clothes.
Turn to vigilantism
In 2009, Hunter started trolling the internet for potential targets in entrapment operations, leading to over 20 convictions and at least one suicide. Hunter would pose as a fictitious minor who was to meet up with the men for alleged sexual purposes. Capitalizing on the peak of his fame from The Paedophile Hunter, he also wrote an article review for Closer Online about the British Channel 4 television documentary, "The Paedophile Next Door".
More recently, it has been reported that he was involved in terrorizing boys on the internet by engaging in a practice known in the online gaming community as, "griefing". This reportedly includes vandalizing the virtual worlds of children in the online version of the game Minecraft for ones own amusement.
- List of CSA/anti-pedophile proponents
- Perverted Justice
- Chris Wittwer - Harasser of MAPs and RSOs such as Nigel Leigh Oldfield.
- Virtuous Pedophiles - A pedophile group synonymous with the time period in which Hunter was most active, and Ed Chambers.
- How does this psycho get away with it? (Heretic TOC)
- Chris Wittwer and the Nigel Oldfield lynch mob
- Stinson Hunter: Ex-partner of man who killed himself after Paedophile Hunter sting warns social media could spark violent witch hunts
- Paedophile hunters jeopardising police work, says senior officer (Guardian)
- BoyWiki - Used in the creation of this article.
- Coventry Telegraph: Stinson Hunter
- Stinson Hunter opens up about battle with mental health and drug addiction
- Suspected paedophile committed suicide after being lured to meeting by internet vigilante posing as young girl
- Stinson Hunter gives Closer a scathing review of The Paedophile Next Door: ‘It’s done more harm than good’
- Stinson: 'Pedo Hunter' Causes Kids Grief for Fun
- Stinson Has Hidden His Online Child Abuse 2 Years